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Infertility is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? It's a question that is more common than you might think, and we're here to shed some light on it.
According to WHO, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex. But it's so much more than just a clinical definition. It's an experience that can be fraught with emotion, frustration, and sometimes, heartache. But remember, it's also an experience you don't have to face alone.
Often, when we think of infertility, we think it's a woman's issue. But that's not the case. Both men and women can experience infertility for various reasons. It could be due to issues with sperm production in men or problems with ovulation in women. In some cases, it could be a combination of factors from both partners or, frustratingly, no identifiable cause at all.
Infertility doesn't mean that becoming a parent is out of reach. There are various treatments available, like IVF, IUI, fertility medications, and more. Plus, lifestyle changes can make a big difference too! Sometimes it's the small things - a tweak to your diet, managing stress differently, or even trying alternative therapies like acupuncture - that can make a surprising impact.
We know, it's a lot to navigate, and every journey is different. That's why we're here to help guide you through it. Check out our Lola&Lykke blog where we have a dedicated “trying to conceive” category, filled with advice and real stories from people who have walked the path of infertility before you.
And if you need more guidance, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts. Our Health Experts are here to offer you personalized advice and support. Infertility can feel isolating, but remember, you're not alone. We're here to walk this journey with you, every step of the way.
by Lola&Lykke Team